Ultimate Southeast Asia & The Majestic Mekong with Sapa & Luang Prabang – Northbound


Summary: This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Bud...

Duration
27 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
22-Nov-2019
Starting at
USD 9,339.00
USD 8,339.00
Price per day
USD 309.00
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Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Siem Reap
Tour
Ultimate Southeast Asia & The Majestic Mekong with Sapa & Luang Prabang – Northbound
Tour Code
WBSP

Highlights

City Highlights

Day 1 Bangkok: Welcome to Thailand

Day 2 Bangkok: Boat ride on klongs; visit the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha

Day 3 Bangkok: Day at leisure

Day 4 Bangkok–Ho Chi Minh City: fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City: Walking tour; visit the famous Rex Hotel for a drink, War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; cooking class

Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City: Cu Chi Tunnels excursion

Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 8 Vinh Long–Cu Lao Gieng: Visit a local workshop to see how rice paper, rice wine, and traditional candy are made in Vinh Long; visit a sampan-making workshop, a local home to see how Vietnamese conical hats are made, and a Catholic church in Cu Lao Gieng

Day 9 Chau Doc–Long Khanh A–Cambodian Border Crossing: Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc; walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration

Day 10 Phnom Penh: Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; afternoon at leisure; show by children from a local orphanage

Day 11 Phnom Penh: Visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and visit one of the Cambodian Killing Fields

Day 12 Wat Hanchey –Angkor Ban: Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit

Day 13 Konpong Louang–Kampong Tralach: Visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; ox cart ride through the countryside, and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach

Day 14 Phnom Penh (Disembarkation)–Siem Reap: Fly to Siem Reap; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Bayon Temple

Day 15 Siem Reap: Visit Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei, and a noodle-making village; Apsara dance performance

Day 16 Siem Reap–Hanoi: Fly to Hanoi

Day 17 Hanoi: Visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature; lunch at Koto; electric cart ride through the Old Quarter; water puppets performance

Day 18 Hanoi–Ha Long Bay (Embarkation): Drive to Ha Long Bay; visit Cua Van floating village

Day 19 Ha Long Bay: Cruise the bay; visit Ti Top Island, Luon Cave, and Dark and Bright Cave; opportunity to explore by kayak

Day 20 Ha Long Bay (Disembarkation)–Hanoi: Visit Sung Sot Cave; drive to Hanoi

Day 21 Hanoi–Sapa: Drive to Sapa; visit a local market

Day 22 Sapa: Visit Ta Van village, Lao Chai village, Silver Waterfall, and Heaven Gate

Day 23 Sapa: Visit a weekly market and a Red Dao village

Day 24 Sapa–Hanoi–Luang Prabang: Drive to Hanoi; fly to Luang Prabang

Day 25 Luang Prabang: Visit Mount Phousi, Wat Mai, the National Museum, and Wat Xieng Thong

Day 26 Luang Prabang: Day at leisure

Day 27 Luang Prabang: End of vacation

Itinerary

This inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise vacation begins in vibrant Bangkok, Thailand. A boat ride on the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals, is the perfect way to start your sightseeing. Continue at the Grand Palace featuring the Temple of the Emerald Buddha followed by the Temple of the Reclining Buddha—the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in the city. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and enjoy a walking tour of the famous landmarks of the city and try your hand in the kitchen with a Vietnamese cooking class. Go on an excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels, the unbelievable network of tunnels used extensively during the war. Next, cruise through Vietnam on the Mekong River and stop in the villages for interactions with locals, such as a visit to the home of a skilled family who make handcrafted sampans for a living.

In Cambodia, visit the capital city of Phnom Penh, with the magnificent Royal Palace featuring its striking Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Take in the stunning views at the 8th-century temple of Wat Hanchey before walking through the rural village of Angkor Ban to visit with welcoming schoolchildren. Continue your river cruise adventure to Siem Reap, where you’ll see the magnificent Temples of Angkor, the most famous being Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple.

Disembark your cruise ship and fly to Hanoi, where you’ll explore the famous Old Quarter with peddlers trading goods among its 36 ancient streets. From here, travel to Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, where you’ll be amazed at the more than 3,000 limestone islands of varying shapes. Enjoy a 2-night cruise along the bay and then visit Sapa, surrounded by mountains with lush green hillsides. A unique cultural experience here will be a visit to the villages of the Zay and Black Hmong ethnic groups to learn about their way of life.

Conclude your trip in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your sightseeing here will show you the famous sites, such as Wat Xieng Thong, considered the most beautiful monastery in the city. The stunning scenery, ornate temples, and interactions with locals make this Southeast Asia river cruise vacation one you won’t soon forget!

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BANGKOK, THAILAND
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BANGKOK
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BANGKOK
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BANGKOK–HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
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HO CHI MINH CITY
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HO CHI MINH CITY. EXCURSION TO CU CHI TUNNELS
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HO CHI MINH CITY (EMBARKATION)
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VINH LONG–CU LAO GIENG
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CHAU DOC–LONG KHANH A–BORDER CROSSING, CAMBODIA
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PHNOM PENH
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PHNOM PENH
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WAT HANCHEY–ANGKOR BAN
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KONPONG LOUANG–KAMPONG TRALACH
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PHNOM PENH (DISEMBARKATION)–SIEM REAP
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HA LONG BAY
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HA LONG BAY–HANOI
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HANOI–SAPA
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SAPA
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SAPA
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SAPA—HANOI—LUANG PRABANG, LAOS
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LUANG PRABANG
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LUANG PRABANG
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LUANG PRABANG

Visited Countries: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia


Ship Information
Ship Name
Siem Reap
Ship Type
Hours
Summary

The all-suite Avalon Siem Reap, one of our incredible new Suite Ships®, was specifically designed to offer the best river cruise experience on the Mekong River. She is the only ship in the industry cruising from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (or vice versa) eliminating hours of motorcoach travel time, which means you enjoy more cruising along the Mekong River! {{br}}{{br}}The ship has been meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, yet it retains the colonial charm fitting to Vietnam and Cambodia. While the number of guests on the ship may be small, the ship isn't. Built as long and wide as other ships that carry twice as many guests, the public spaces never feel congested. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, there is plenty of seating and spots to relax. Plus, our lounges are located at the front of the ship, not the back, so no matter where you sit you'll always have a great view.{{br}}{{br}}Our crew embodies the spirit of you first, no matter what. From the reception staff and bartender to wait staff and room attendant, we always deliver exquisite service that's comfortable and friendly, never stuffy! With Avalon, our ship becomes your home away from home.

 
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